Title: Laboratory Assistant - Anthropology
Responsible for supervision of the daily activity in the anthropology lab.
Primary Duties & Global Responsibilities:
- Provides assistance to students conducting research and doing independent studies.
- Manages archaeological/archival collections in the lab.
- Maintains lab equipment, facilities, and records.
- Develops and maintains computerized data bases for research and collections management.
- Provides public relations through education outreach, NAGPRA coordination, and responds to inquiries from the public regarding archaeological sites and artifacts.
- Assists in preparation, implementation and post field processing of archaeological field school.
- Supervise student employees.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Answer student inquiries.
- Provides general clerical work including copy machine, typing, phone, mail, fax etc.
- Responsible for maintenance and use of lab library and video material.
- Assists in analysis and report preparation of various archaeological projects.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- High school graduate.
Minimum of two years related experience with archaeological field work.
- Demonstrated completion of at least 12 weeks of general archaeological lab work.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully operate office equipment.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully provide quality customer service.
- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully use various computer software applications.
- Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
- BA or BS in anthropology with emphasis in archaeology or related field.
- Higher education experience.
- Supervisory experience.
- Carpentry/mechanical skills.
Supervised by a designated supervisor, but is generally expected to work independently and apply appropriate policies and procedures within the assigned area of responsibility.
Hire, train, supervise, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees and may act as lead worker to other COT staff members within the department/unit/division.
Revised Date: September 1997
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